Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Very interesting articles on the Environment and Climate Change. We have the opportunity to reinvent ourselves and make this planet a cleaner and better place. We need to do this now.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2018/10/15/idea-that-action-against-climate-change-will-destroy-economy-couldnt-be-more-wrong/?fbclid=IwAR0KoLRwYdzbMauorqJDFX2ZqWGa2S1EUr2tulbURUJHIzi2m_AFXt-jQZE&utm_term=.54bc79742f03

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/10/17/17985282/insects-puerto-rico-biodiversity-mass-extinction-pnas?fbclid=IwAR3rCJ77cHbbJh1wr03-uBRiS0PFQQk-_nlYQg2Hbo-zMKqKY9bOFZfu8oE

https://www.vox.com/2018/10/17/17989568/trump-climate-change-economy?fbclid=IwAR3Tz5-3GEAsBAoNGc0bFV1-Fkhdt-7FCOeYngQ_F-bCgOXfh7mSPs41d_s

https://azdailysun.com/news/science/the-us-is-seeing-a-deadly-shift-in-tornado-activity/article_9db97b20-4dcf-584e-9bdf-ece720edeee0.html?fbclid=IwAR2dktQdiKgomoktGyGOsZHFsUWDNdzITvnNMfu-7Uctd82C8-FaMlSTcts

https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/9k7vje/you-can-feel-the-spray-poop-lagoons-are-making-life-hell-for-african-americans-in-north-carolina?fbclid=IwAR12SLilIYvZk1Oy6lTTKbgs-MXW6lMcV0v2xBAYe9fgiH4BqOQx3k4O2GM

https://azdailysun.com/lifestyles/earth-talk-in-the-market-for-a-new-vehicle-here/article_75bf9393-bbc2-5dfa-bc3e-cc37deeaf2b3.html?fbclid=IwAR2RO3zqsxJYV6GUrwV1ZJD_cF_qd6_sWv4wPI9dscehGYYBHCpLr9bf1u8

MUST READ ARTICLE. WE SHOULD BE VERY DILIGENT AND THOROUGH BEFORE READING AND VIEWING EVENTS OR NEWS REPORTS FROM DUBIOUS SOURCES. THIS HAS ALREADY HAPPENED WITH SOME DISREPUTABLE GROUPS HAVE EDITED VIDEO SEGMENTS OF SPEECHES PEOPLE HAVE MADE. IMAGINE WHAT COULD HAPPEN IF THEY CREATE VIDEOS OF LEADERS BROADCASTING CONTRARY POINTS OF VIEW THAT SEEM REAL. PLEASE READ THIS ARTICLE. THIS SHOULD BE A SERIOUS CONCERN IN THE REALM OF CYBER WARFARE AND SECURITY.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/17/opinion/deep-fake-technology-democracy.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage&fbclid=IwAR1djh6ugRX3Jb8Pc-GQhBWi7xOAWfEFpLaPm1M5L80gyPGiHcpwdk-uqJM

The latest from Tom Friedman on Saudi Arabia's assassination of the Washington Post Journalist

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/opinion/jamal-khashoggi-saudi-mohammed-bin-salman.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage&fbclid=IwAR1QjXfz7epIy5doscYSCTJ1oiPVBoTK4LSu3GftdEsXUq0d7BIDc0buM90

The Phony Fiscally Responsible Republicans are blaming programs that pay for themselves like Social Security and Medicare for exploding the deficit. Do not believe this big lie. It is the massive tax cuts and increase in defense spending that has fueled this deficit. Democrats are the only party in recent history that have proven they can manage the nation's finances. They need to be voted back in

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/17/business/trump-tax-cuts-revenue.html?action=click&module=Top+Stories&pgtype=Homepage&fbclid=IwAR3FHfjKSYhlliEUYg_DrSiXtwO3KL8muOufMC9CoRAI8tLwix33ij5nnas

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2018/10/17/trump-republicans-have-broken-connection-between-strong-economies-lower-budget-deficits/?fbclid=IwAR1DL5v5HwnyDbXLh2_6NnHYoFi25VoiXo_6mG1sAeaovXkRSxYm6PTWanY&utm_term=.626b2b857e41

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/17/politics/paul-ryan-deficits-debt/index.html?fbclid=IwAR1w4Uf0lCNcSzC6fp37G1DE1Ht8aPjvNHUyWCUj-y0b1ksopHmFvO4VCKY

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/10/17/17989354/federal-deficit-social-security-medicare-2018-midterms?fbclid=IwAR11bcVBKzz8EWJ4jqP3ad-BwVLgzEMkZscKWuO-bkq1H809CDYmFXyt5p0

https://blogforarizona.net/call-the-republicans-what-they-are-on-fiscal-responsibility-phonies/

BE AFRAID. BE AFRAID. THIS GROUP WANTS TO TAKE OVER THE GOP. THE SCARY THING IS THEY MAY HAVE SUCCEEDED ALREADY AT SOME LEVELS. JUST LOOK AT THE OCCUPANT OF THE WHITE HOUSE.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/white-nationalist-leader-plotting-take-over-gop-n920826?fbclid=IwAR1QQDGDOF6UJ_XPepD7AhRoID3gK1mQn8mcwaInS15md0evlFugPvBZx2A

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Excellent article from Ezra Klein on the rigging of the American Political System MUST READ

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/10/16/17951596/kavanaugh-trump-senate-impeachment-avenatti-democrats-2020-supreme-court

Indeed a person are persons or innocent of any crimes they are accused of until they are proven guilty. That said the Popular Vote Loser and KKK endorsed candidate should not play dumb or take the American People for suckers by saying that "they said they didn't do it and they should be considered innocent until proven guilty." A real President would stay silent and say "Our people are looking into it" and not even give these people or their representatives the time of day in the White House or any location where American leaders or statesmen are present. We certainly would not have joint press conferences with them or send our Secretary of State to pose for smiling photo ops for all to ponder and criticize. That is not what a real United States government would do.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/16/opinions/khashoggi-era-of-impunity-npw-opinion-intl/index.html?fbclid=IwAR2qo-yKBfgl4bkmTiOYudiJqxYEy4XK3K_LJLgn9rc82qFVd1ioUQh_oLM

https://www.axios.com/saudi-arabia-trump-khashoggi-foreign-policy-41bdc686-3bdf-4f4a-b583-694fa6460447.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=1100&fbclid=IwAR0i3YNeIdfxpujwESYAxvkMgiZ18QmzA7EB7poCpVGOBjlA9IIuPl1YvKA

Interesting article from Katrina Vanden Heuvel on the need to cover climate change on a daily basis. AMEN

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-isnt-the-media-covering-climate-change-all-day-every-day/2018/10/16/91fef576-d09d-11e8-8c22-fa2ef74bd6d6_story.html?fbclid=IwAR3EyTbwTFuIedHzfttdTwcWMAOVahimZVr9aFJ3y53MNS7yBhdPxURa1dQ&utm_term=.7fdee534ee30

A Focal Point in Time that changed the course of history.

Before there was Newt Gingrich. Before there was Mitch McConnell. Before there was Karl Rove. Before there was Steve Bannon, there was Lee Atwater, a shrill political operator who thought nothing of resorting to despicable political tactics so his candidate could win. This was already known in 1988 when Atwater and others like Roger Ailes helped perpetuate the Willie Horton Ad that dealt a blow to the surging Dukakis campaign so the "honorable" George H.W. Bush could win the presidency.

What has now been revealed is that Atwater had a hand in setting up the events that led 1988  Democratic front-runner Gary Hart to withdraw after photos taken with his mistress were published.

What would have happened if this episode were not revealed is anyone's guess and the stuff that writers of alternative histories would relish. Would the "Bush Dynasty" have emerged? If Gary Hart became President, would Bill Clinton have even run for the Presidency in 1996 (instead of 1992 when he did run?). How would global events have been altered? We will never know.

What we do know is that when Mr. Atwater found out he only had a year to live, he realized he had done wrong and tried to make amends (like all villains) at the last minute by telling all the people he harmed he was sorry.

This writer for one does not value deathbed confessions. A person's life should be measured by the acts they committed and the intent they had in committing them. Trying to make amends by saying you are sorry because you know you are going to face judgment day does not "cut it."



https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/11/was-gary-hart-set-up/570802/?fbclid=IwAR3hhy2mVUmg-gKzsIBkR71--lGbuvqY78w2fQla73ddLqm8jEUWW-NDFQU

Interesting perspective on what caused Sears to file Chapter 11. While this "vulture capitalism" did play a role, one should not dismiss the rise on online commerce and the proliferation of Walmart as well.

http://prospect.org/article/it-was-vulture-capitalism-killed-sears?fbclid=IwAR3J94T5crrtRAe5FlQ17ikmE1C9vT7_o_lB_zW9BFbguqVwtn31SM5BDCI

The Contest that may decide control of the United States Senate

https://blogforarizona.net/in-mondays-arizona-senate-debate-it-was-a-tale-of-two-temperaments-poised-versus-unhinged/?fbclid=IwAR27Vs0mAvhI6qb67tyGcMkChyop5W4keFk21mp3DpvbKh6YugWW1HW1b-8

The latest from Robert Reich on the KKK endorsed candidate exporting and condoning Authoritarianism

https://www.facebook.com/RBReich/videos/255719461795762/UzpfSTM1MjU4NzE5ODE4MTE0MzoxNjcyMDE5ODkyOTA0NTI3/

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Where is the infrastructure plan that would have created millions of good paying jobs (more than the tax cuts) and rebuilt our roads, highways,rail lines, shipping, airlines, airports, and electric grids?

https://www.americanprogressaction.org/issues/economy/news/2018/10/15/171920/opportunity-costs-republican-controlled-congress-chooses-tax-cuts-infrastructure-investments/?fbclid=IwAR0QuXv3upr4tgnDaLxMCubCOKbt6ZRhkqA7PmAwcVJaF1ZxT1zL9gKi_5M

The Popular Vote loser on 60 Minutes gave many reasons why he and his supporters should be voted out in the next two election cycles

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/10/15/takeaways-trumps-minutes-interview/?fbclid=IwAR1rqWkLRXouM8XyOVjwDO5_0WlEREyfN8X_LaK6Tqxrc_cSB-lbtNjwsDw&utm_term=.bfb5756ab2f6

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2018/10/15/trumps-ugly-dishonest-cbs-interview-reveals-gops-predicament-in-midterms/?fbclid=IwAR0f9oFlIrrqJQttWi8MtKgMWU1iSJG8rhDY5RKNXa9kBePgZLy_TjmQJIY&utm_term=.88c62ab9fcbc

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/10/14/17976848/trump-60-minutes-interview-news-lesley-stahl?fbclid=IwAR0M21jJ_F7E7H1jhG4JZcBZNpawoS8e3FoGgKJKsWlpNPV2REagJfFux1I

Time to pony up the million dollars like you promised Mr. Popular Vote Loser. Will his base go along with him saying he did not make that promise when it was filmed on candid camera?

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/15/politics/elizabeth-warren-dna-test-native-american/index.html?fbclid=IwAR2fzkSB1HLFpr5pWM_apwMSp9acHJ7KAGTdGxxSjT7uNiw2umuopcPOgN0

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-denies-offering-dollar1-million-for-warren-dna-test-even-though-he-did/ar-BBOpFC3?fbclid=IwAR21XpHSLj8wNA3v1dsGHfeWPFJeZDETK8H-8AtNmipqlHIIIiEdIT_nbQQ

DID THE KKK ENDORSED CANDIDATE JUST SAY ROGUE KILLER ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING ONE OF OUR JOURNALISTS AND RESIDENTS? YEAH AND THESE ROGUE KILLERS MANAGED TO GET INTO A HIGH SECURITY CONSULATE, KILLED AND DISMEMBERED THIS PERSON WITH NO INTERRUPTIONS AND LEFT WITH NO BLOOD ON THEIR CLOTHES. IS HE SO GULLIBLE/STUPID OR IS HE JUST LYING (NO SURPRISE) TO HELP OUT HIS AUTOCRATIC AND BUSINESS BUDDIES? HE USED THE SAME LINE OF REASONING WITH PUTIN AND ELECTION MEDDLING. THAT WAS FECAL MATTER THEN AND IT IS FECAL MATTER NOW.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/15/us/politics/trump-saudi-king-journalist-khashoggi.html?action=click&module=Top+Stories&pgtype=Homepage&fbclid=IwAR0XvOhTHR8KZ6yXklMvmxsx_Lg1sOfoHdYvWVXZsDCXShe7eQev3G9Q5uo

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/15/politics/trump-saudi-king-tweet/index.html?fbclid=IwAR0zDApFLKm0kFs2f0yZcE8aYwAqVFKtgvJESUnJ-Deoj-IHxnmNLIWQMRE

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Third Party Commentary from CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/14/opinions/dem-voting-excitement-opinion-obeidallah/index.html

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/14/politics/trump-60-minutes-interview/index.html

When Republicans say the Democrats are becoming an angry mob, the party of crime, and wacko, they are looking in a mirror and seeing themselves at a KKK endorsed candidate rally with the popular vote loser speaking at the rally.

Reliable Sources from 10/14/18

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfBzHVpaZSs

Fareed Zakaria GPS from 10/14/18

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V2rJf0Ym7g

This Week in Science and Technology courtesy of Futurism

https://futurism.com/week-science-oct-6-oct-12

https://futurism.com/week-tech-oct-6-oct-12

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Very interesting articles on the Environment and Climate Change. We have the opportunity to reinvent ourselves and make this planet a cleaner and better place. We need to do this now.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2018/10/15/idea-that-action-against-climate-change-will-destroy-economy-couldnt-be-more-wrong/?fbclid...